As I shared last week, my BFF loves to decorate for Halloween. (https://crapsmanship.com/2017/10/01/scary-doll-remake/). So I worked on another cheap project that was completed with supplies from Dollar Tree and the backyard. This DIY project is also a perfect example of crapsmanship!
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My BFF loves to decorate for Halloween, so I visited my local Goodwill store hoping to find inspiration. My first idea was to find a plastic baby doll to strip, take apart, insert into a jar, and fill with water and some green food coloring. Ick! But when I saw this lovely porcelain doll for less than $5, I knew she was the one! Read the rest of this entry
I won’t bore you with the how-to on this one — it’s a simple rip, rip, rip, glue, glue, glue. But I do have some things I’ve learned in my attempt that may help you turn your own crappy pumpkin into better-than-crapsmanship.
- It helped to keep the torn book pieces fairly small — no bigger than 2″ x 2″. But please don’t measure — that’s against the bylaws of the Crapsmanship Club!
- Plan to get sticky. My hands were a mess with ModPodge. Have a couple wet paper towels handy for an occasional quick clean-up.
- My hands were a mess because I had to press the the wet-with-glue paper onto the pumpkin to get it to conform to the shape of the pumpkin. You want to make sure the seams of the pumpkins show.
- I wish I had ripped off the page margins beforehand. I prefer more text on my pumpkin and less white space.
- I used a very diluted brown watercolor to “age” the pumpkin. I’m not sure I like it.
This project was easy, and I like the pumpkin sitting amid books on my living room shelves. You may want to consider other things to ModPodge onto a cheap pumpkin (I have a friend who used map pages to good effect) such as wrapping paper, catalogs, or old letters. Have fun!
Last week, I posted an easy-to-do door hanger, but after spending an additional &3.00, I think it looks more appropriate for Halloween, don’t you? (But I refused to add an extra ‘B’, as Dan the Man suggested!) Read the rest of this entry
My fall wreath on the side door of my house was looking rather bedraggled. I wanted a quick and easy replacement, and I’d seen a similar “Boo” hanging somewhere before. I bought the 3 letters at Hobby Lobby and a FolkArt paint called Jack-o-Lantern. Read the rest of this entry
Ewww! Dan the Man and I are going to visit our Arkansas grandkids tomorrow, and I just couldn’t resist giving Princess M and Mr. Teen a Halloween gift of this delicious peanut butter pie! Read the rest of this entry
Before trick-or-treating began, I made a spooky meal for my ten-year-old grandson. (Thanks, Pinterest!) Though he was much afraid when I told him we were having vampire vomit, he loved every bite and every minute of the meal.
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